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Erasmus Accreditations – a New Path to Mobility

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Every year, the European Union funds thousands of mobilities and professional development activities for teachers and other school staff. For the first time, the potential funding beneficiaries can apply for the Erasmus accreditation. Thanks to this, the awarded organisations gain simplified access to Key Action 1 funding opportunities under the future Programme (2021-2027).

Why

The aim of the new Erasmus programme is to build more inclusive, stronger and long-lasting partnerships with schools, VET providers and adult organisations. Erasmus accreditations are a tool for organisations that want to open-up their activities to cross-border exchange and cooperation and are designed for organisations that plan to implement learning mobility activities on a regular basis. Award of the Erasmus accreditation confirms that the applicant has set up a plan to implement high quality mobility activities as part of a wider effort to develop their organisation. This call for accreditation is published to facilitate the application of potential beneficiaries of Union grants as soon as the legal basis is adopted by the European legislators.

What

The course aims to introduce international coordinators, school heads and teachers to the Erasmus accreditations, what it is and how their organisations can benefit from it. It will give participants an overview on the Erasmus accreditations in the framework of the new funding programme and help them to understand how to apply for it by starting to reflect on their organisation’s Erasmus Plan.

As a conclusion, participants will be asked to take a quiz to test their knowledge. Additionally, up to two webinars with National Agencies are organised as part of this course.

Who

This course is primarily targeted at those interested or involved in internationalisation and/or mobility project funding for schools. It is relevant for schools’ international coordinators, school heads and teachers at school education, vocational education and training, and adult education organisations in the Programme Countries. The course will also benefit any organisation offering relevant mobility activities.

When

This course starts on Monday 14 September but registrations are already open on the course page. The course will run for 4 weeks. The estimated workload is 5 hours.

Where

The course is offered on the School Education Gateway Teacher Academy and available through the following links:

Participants need to create an account on the School Education Gateway if they do not have one already, or log in with their eTwinning account, in order to take part in the course.

Certification

Participants will receive a digital course badge and certificate upon completion of the full course. The badge can be exported to the Badgr Backpack.

Objectives

  • Knowing the key principals of the Erasmus Accreditations
  • Learning about the benefits of Erasmus Accreditations in the framework of the new funding programme
  • Understanding how to apply for Erasmus Accreditations
  • Starting to reflect on your organisation’s Erasmus Plan
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School Education Gateway
Publication Date:
Monday, 14 September, 2020
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